Cindy Sheehan arrested at SOTU

A guest of congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Cindy Sheehan was arrested at the State of the Union speech for wearing a t-shirt. Sheehan writes: "I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country."

Isn't the freedom to protest (which, by the way, she wasn't actively doing at the time...) what her son supposedly died for?


I had just sat down and I was warm from climbing 3 flights of stairs back up from the bathroom so I unzipped my jacket [revealing a shirt that read: "2245 Dead. How many more?"]. I turned to the right to take my left arm out, when the same officer saw my shirt and yelled; "Protester." He then ran over to me, hauled me out of my seat and roughly (with my hands behind my back) shoved me up the stairs. I said something like "I'm going, do you have to be so rough?" By the way, his name is Mike Weight.
On the way out, someone behind me said, "That's Cindy Sheehan." At which point the officer who arrested me said: "Take these steps slowly." I said, "You didn't care about being careful when you were dragging me up the other steps." He said, "That's because you were protesting." Wow, I get hauled out of the People's House because I was, "Protesting."
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